SPX Communication Technology (formerly Dielectric) today announced that Senior Vice President of Broadcast Engineering Kerry W. Cozad and Director of Engineering Keith Pelletier will present papers at the 2011 NAB Show Broadcast Engineering Conference. Cozad will present "Monitoring and Control Systems for Broadcast Transmitting Sites," while Pelletier will present "New Developments in Master FM Antenna Systems."
The NAB Show Broadcast Engineering Conference addresses the most recent developments in broadcast technology, as well as opportunities and challenges facing broadcast engineering professionals around the world. In Cozad's presentation of "Monitoring and Control Systems for Broadcast Transmitting Sites," he will explore the growing use of "predictive analytics" to reduce the operating costs of critical infrastructure systems, including broadcast transmitting sites. Cozad will describe the use of monitoring and control systems to provide ongoing and real-time data of the transmission system that can be used to predict a future failure and potentially prevent catastrophic failures.
In Pelletier's presentation of "New Developments in Master FM Antenna Systems," he will discuss the evolution of Master FM Antenna Systems -- including power levels, coverage, introduction of digital transmission, auxiliary capabilities, and installation requirements -- as more FM stations consider consolidation on a common site to lower expenses or look to upgrade present systems for improved performance.
"New Developments in Master FM Antenna Systems" will be presented on April 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., while "Monitoring and Control Systems for Broadcast Transmitting Sites" will be presented on April 12 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both presentations will be held in room S228.
Cozad received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981. Before joining SPX Communication Technology, he served as the lead engineer for the Antenna Group of Harris Corporation, and engineering manager for Broadcast Products at Andrew Corporation. A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Cozad is the author of two chapters in the 10th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook.
Pelletier joined SPX Communication Technology in 1997 after receiving his Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine. Over the last 13 years, he has been involved in the engineering of television, radio antenna systems, and broadcast components. Pelletier recently has led the engineering team at SPX Communication Technology on product designs focused on the low-power and DTS television markets.